Academics

ESL becomes EAP

UPDATE: As of 2013, Union College no longer offers an English language program. 

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The Union College Division of Humanities recently announced that the English as a Second Language program (ESL) has transitioned to a new name: English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

The Library is Back on Delicious

If you frequent the library's website, you may have noticed this fall that the library's account disappeared from the bookmarking social media service Delicious. The library's account was lost when Delicious changed its Web host several months ago. We are pleased to announce that the library's account is once again alive and well. Union College librarians are busy rebuilding the list of useful links.

New Anatomy and Physiology Study Tool on Trial

The library is currently offering access to Ovid's Primal Pictures on a trial basis.  User's may access Primal Pictures by visiting any Ovid product to which Union College currently subscribes and clicking Primal Pictures at the top of the screen.

Preaching for more than a grade

Brien Wahlen, junior theology major.

Brien Wahlen is one of 23 theology majors currently attending Union College.

Finding Full-text Articles Just Became Easier

If you are a frequent user of the library's article databases, you may have noticed that the Periodicals A to Z link has been changed to Find Article @ Union College. This change was made because the library has added an open URL link resolver. Link resolvers are tools which allow linking from one individual article record in a database to the full-text document in another database.

The Annual Library Fair is September 15

Enjoy free food, prizes, and games at this year’s annual Library Fair at the Union College Library on September 15, 2011, from 3 to 7 p.m. Explore “Arts through the Ages” with your friends while learning about library resources for fine arts and music. Win prizes from places such as the Lincoln Racquet Club, Noodles & Co., Papa Murphy’s, Hot Wok, and Sam & Louie’s.  With over 150 prizes, participants are almost guaranteed to win something!

First Board of Trustees Writing Award recipients named

In a special ceremony during Union College’s first academic convocation of the year on August 30, the school named the first recipients of the Union College Board of Trustees Writing Awards for four students.

Introduced during the spring semester of 2010, the writing awards are intended to “recognize the abilities of our Union College students,” said Tanya Cochran, an associate professor of English who helped establish the award.

Welcome Union College's Newest Librarian

On June 20, 2011 Gillian Connors joined the library's staff as Technical & Electronic Services Librarian. Her responsibilities include maintenance of library catalog records, ordering new materials for the library's collections, and processing those new acquisitions for use by library patrons.

What happened to NetLibrary?

If you have looked for NetLibrary ebooks recently you may be wondering what happened to them. EBSCO purchased NetLibrary from OCLC in the spring of 2011 and earlier this summer announced that they would discontinue use of the NetLibrary brand name. Ebooks originally part of NetLibrary were integrated into the EBSCOhost platform during the week of July 18.  Readers will now find these books under the database title eBooks from EBSCOhost on the library

Finding a comaraderie with compounds

Kenny Mapp discovered a love of chemistry while at Union College and is on his way to pharmacy school this fall.

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